IAS News

IAS Faculty Members Win Simpson Center Funding Awards

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Six IAS faculty members won Simpson Center for the Humanities awards in the fall 2016 funding round.  Shannon Cram received a research fellowship as a member of the Society of Scholars to complete her book manuscript, “Unmaking the Bomb: Nuclear Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility.”  José FustéJade Power-Sotomayor, and Dan Berger were all awarded Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships.   Fusté and Jade Power-Sotomayor will work on “The Bomba Wiki Project: Oral, Aural, and Corporeal History and Community-Making through Bomba Music and Dance,” while Berger will ...

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Dan Berger publishes on the ongoing history of opposition to racism and the American prison system

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger published two pieces on the ongoing history of opposition to racism and the American prison system. He published an article in Jacobin magazine about the nationwide prison strike that took place this fall. The strike, which involved more than 20,000 participants across the country, builds on a rich history of protest against prison conditions. Berger was also one of five scholars from around the country to curate a "Prison Abolition Syllabus" for ...

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Dan Berger participates in roundtable on prisoner organizing and publishes in Black Power 50

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger participated in a roundtable discussion for Process, the blog of the Organization of American Historians, on prisoner organizing in the 1960s and 1970s. The three-part roundtable discussed the history of prisoner organizing, research methods for those studying the history of prisons and prisoners, and the relevance of this history and scholarship on contemporary criminal justice policy. Berger also ...

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Dan Berger publishes two op-eds on the history of law and order politics in 2016

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IAS faculty member Dan Bergerpublished an article in the African American Intellectual History blog about the use of law and order politics by both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their respective party conventions. The article, “Lessons in Law and Order Politics,” describes the 1960s origins of law and order ...

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Dan Berger on KING5 #StandUnited

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger appeared on the KING5 “#StandUnited” roundtable on July 9 to discuss police violence and Black Lives Matter in the wake of recent police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, as well as the deaths of five police officers in Dallas. The hour-long roundtable, which aired live, featured local activists, religious leaders, scholars, and police officers. Berger joined ...

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